A Whole New World (of Hiking)

12/12/12 Climbed to the Ben Lomond summit, sat on the beach, biked the coastline and now I’m on a Pub Crawl. Pictures to follow. (not of the Pub Crawl). …that’s really it for today. UPDATE: Met some very nice people from Auckland on t…

Beached Whale

12/11/12 Free day! Had a fantastic day of lying on the beach in Queenstown. Absolutely the best way to spend my day. Got some color again. That color is red.   I also took on the “Big Al” from Ferg Burger tonight. So full. Can’t …

On the Road Again

12/10/12 Long day of traveling ahead, letsgo! First stop of the day is a nice 8AM hike up Fox Glacier. Great warmup for the day and the scenery was amazing. Just like Franz Josef Glacier, Fox is melting at a very fast pace. Knight’s Point! Thunde…

Sir Gawain and the Green Stone

12/9/12 Today we made our first stop at Truman Beach, a tiny beach about a 15 minute walk off of the main road. Though swimming is dangerous at Truman, due to its strong currents an rocky waters, it is famous for its beautiful scenery and even more so …

ā€œIā€™m on a Boat!ā€

12/8/12 Not a specifically eventful day today in terms of things to write about, but lots of photos of our travels. Today we departed the north island and made the transition to the second half of our journey here on Middle Earth. We left Nomads Capita…